Jason Krieser is the co-head of the Firm’s Technology & Outsourcing Practice, and the office managing partner for Dallas and Houston. He advises clients on all aspects of technology transactions, outsourcing matters, telecommunications and other complex commercial contracts. He is an internationally recognized advisor on outsourcing matters, including in relation to information technology (IT), business process and offshore issues. He also handles technology development and licensing matters, joint ventures, strategic alliances, manufacturing agreements, key supply and distribution agreements, other complex service agreements, Internet of Things (IoT) and e-commerce matters. He has handled cloud-computing transactions – such as software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) transactions – for customers and cloud-service providers since the birth of the cloud-computing industry in the early 2000s. Jason also has significant experience in advising clients regarding software audits and related negotiations and settlements.
Jason is the co-author of a legal treatise on outsourcing law titled Outsourcing: Law and Business published by Law Journal Press (the treatise publishing arm of American Lawyer Media). This treatise gives detailed treatment to all material legal and business issues associated with outsourcing transactions. The treatise also covers changes in the outsourcing industry (e.g., cloud computing and smaller transactions) and suggests new tools and a modern approach for dealing with these changes. The form of master outsourcing services agreement developed by Jason and his co-author, and featured in the treatise, is publicly available and widely used in the outsourcing industry. For more information, see www.outsourcingmsa.com. Jason is also the co-author of a Bloomberg BNA portfolio titled “Technology and Outsourcing” (scheduled for release in early 2017).
Represented Nokia Corporation in a global IT infrastructure outsourcing services agreement with Hewlett-Packard
Represented Monsanto in three major IT outsourcing transactions including (1) a global data center transaction, (2) a helpdesk services transaction and (3) an applications development and maintenance transaction
Represented TXU Electric in an applications, development and maintenance outsourcing services agreement with Accenture
Represented an information technology service provider in the negotiation of an information technology outsourcing services agreement with the United States Federal Reserve Bank
Represented a leading US defense contractor in a full-scope outsourcing of the company’s information technology functions to Computer Sciences Corporation
Represented the leading aircraft container management company (a subsidiary of a leading global airline) in connection with a logistics outsourcing services agreement; our client will manage the shipment of containers with passenger luggage and other cargo for another leading global airline
Represented Assurant, a Fortune 250 insurance company, in a business process outsourcing agreement for cash management and general ledger services with EXL Technologies
Represented Spirit AeroSystems in SaaS cloud-computing agreements, and other technology transactions matters; Spirit is the world’s largest, first-tier aerostructures manufacturer and a spin-off of Boeing that manufactures and assembles aerospace products from Boeing, Airbus, Gulfstream, Bombardier and Sikorsky Helicopter
Represented BBVA Compass Bank in a software development transaction with Accenture for a new core banking software platform to run all BBVA Compass’ banking matters, and all of BBVA’s affiliate banks, in North America
Advised The Procter & Gamble Company in its agreements with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries to create a partnership in consumer health care by bringing together both companies’ existing over-the-counter medicines and complementary manufacturing, distribution, and sales and marketing capabilities
Advised Micron Technology in the formation of IM Flash Technologies, a $5.2 billion joint venture with Intel Corporation
Represented Silver Spring Networks in manufacturing and supply agreements with retail electricity providers for smart grid electricity meters, related communications equipment and the licensing of cloud-based software
Represented TriZetto Corporation (now a division of Cognizant) in software development and licensing transactions relating to TriZetto’s Facets software, which supports health care claim processing for more than 180 million lives in the United States
Represented a leading owner and operating of proton therapy cancer treatment centers in a joint venture with a leading proton therapy equipment manufacturer
Represented Olympia Entertainment Events Center, LLC and Olympia Development of Michigan, LLC, entities used by the Ilitch family for their downtown Detroit development known as The District Detroit, in a telecommunications and sponsorship deal with Comcast Cable Communications, LLC. Under this contract, Comcast will provide dark fiber, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, voice, and video services to The District Detroit and will receive various sponsorship and marketing rights in The District Detroit and rights to use a suite in Little Caesars Arena
Represented Orange Business Services, a US-based subsidiary of France Telecom, in a telecom network management services agreement with AT&T
Represented Sprint Nextel Corporation in its acquisition of next-generation wireless infrastructure equipment to upgrade Sprint’s nationwide wireless network; the transaction involved the purchase of up to $13 billion of equipment and implementation services from Samsung, Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson, and the project also includes the purchase of multi-modal base stations capable of supporting 4G long-term evolution (LTE) wireless technologies
Represented MFS Communications in marine route survey agreements and undersea communications cable construction and services agreements with various third parties for submarine cables and signaling equipment between Europe and the United States; also represented MFS onsite in Europe for six months during right-of-way acquisition and construction of metropolitan fiber-optic networks in major European cities
Represented Level 3 Communications in billions of dollars of network construction, telecom equipment, carrier-to-carrier and customer transactions
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